BY: Kevin Rollason
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Canada - PRISON inmates sentenced to life and given parole will no longer have the benefit of being helped back into society by former lifers.
It's ordinary Canadians who could be put at risk by the loss of an award-winning inmate reintegration program, advocates say.
The $1.7-million LifeLine program, which helps reintegrate inmates serving life sentences back into society when they are released, was eliminated in the recent federal budget.
The cut affects 27 people employed at seven agencies across the country, most of which are operated by the St. Leonard's Society of Canada, a charitable organization that works to create second chances for inmates.
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